Google Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Microsoft Brings Scalability, Apps to Broad and Verily's Terra Bioinformatics Platform Premium By extending Terra to the Microsoft Azure cloud, the Broad and Verily Life Sciences hope to facilitate better data sharing, analysis, and reuse. Broad, Verily Extend Terra Bioinformatics Platform to Microsoft Azure A new partnership between Microsoft, the Broad, and Verily Life Sciences aims to improve collaboration among Terra users worldwide. New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium The methods, both published in Nature Biotechnology this week, result in completely phased haplotypes, without the need for sequencing parental samples. Google DeepVariant Boosts Accuracy of Indel Calls in PacBio Long Reads Premium In a PrecisionFDA challenge, DeepVariant calls of PacBio HiFi reads topped 99 percent precision and recall for SNVs and indels, bringing HiFi in line with Illumina. Sep 9, 2020 Verily Life Sciences Coronavirus Test Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization Jun 15, 2020 Genome In a Bottle Consortium Releases Structural Variant Calling Benchmark Data Premium Apr 27, 2020 Rockefeller University, Cerevance Pursue Pooled Nuclei Sequencing to Target Brain Cell Types Premium Apr 2, 2020 Bionano Prices $18M Stock, Warrant Offering Apr 16, 2019 Genomenon, Parabricks to Offer Genomic Data Tech on Google Cloud Platform Feb 19, 2019 Australia's Microba Taps Google Cloud for Human Gut Microbiome Data Processing Premium Dec 18, 2018 Cancer Genetic Studies Explore Prognostic Value of Copy Number Alterations, Other Biomarkers Premium Oct 30, 2018 Google Touts Speed, Accuracy From Machine Learning in DeepVariant Premium Jul 24, 2018 NIH Launches Cloud Computing Initiative With Google as First Industry Partner Mar 9, 2018 Google's Schmidt Tells HIMSS That AI Will Enable Precision Medicine, Won't Replace Doctors Mar 7, 2018 WuXi NextCode, Google Integrate Genomic Analysis Tools Dec 12, 2017 Google's DeepVariant Integrated With DNAnexus Platform Dec 7, 2017 Google's DeepVariant Deep-Learning Technology Goes Open Source Premium Oct 26, 2017 'Small Wins' Called Key to Success in Harnessing Big Data in Healthcare Aug 11, 2017 Google Deep Learning May Improve SNP Analysis, But Don't Call It AI Anytime Soon Premium Jun 22, 2017 Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Looks to Google Cloud for Data Management Premium Apr 3, 2017 At AACR, Researchers Discuss Implementing AI to Understand and Analyze Cancer Samples Premium Dec 13, 2016 Clear Labs Raises $13M in Series B Financing Oct 18, 2016 DNAstack Building Business on Genomic Data Sharing Networks Based on Open Standards Premium Sep 16, 2016 University of Toronto Aims to Sequence 10K Genomes Annually Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.